Stadler has won a contract to supply 56 TINA trams to Hallesche Verkehrs-AG (HAVAG) for operation in the saale city of Halle in central Germany.
This is Stadler’s fourth order for the trams, with the first to operate in Halle from 2025. HAVAG currently operates 102 trams on 14 lines in Halle, and the new ones will be used across the entire transport network.
TINA stands for “Total Integrated Low-Floor Drive” in German. The TINA trams were launched in early 2020 and Stadler has already received orders from HEAG Mobilo GmbH in Darmstadt, Germany, Swiss Baselland Transport (BLT) and Rostocker Strassenbahn AG (RSAG).
The HAVAG order includes two-way vehicles of two different lengths comprising 39 MGT-M type vehicles and 17 MGT-XL type vehicles. The MGT-M type is approximately 30 meters long and can accommodate 166 passengers, 64 of whom are seated. The MGT-XL type can accommodate 267 passengers, of which 96 are seated.
TINA trams are completely stepless and fully accessible. They have an air-conditioned interior with large multipurpose spaces for storing pushchairs and wheelchairs, and a passenger information system. Each tram is equipped with cashless ticket machines, a video surveillance system and the BIOS system, which is a new technology developed in Halle to provide blind and visually impaired people with improved information and wayfinding on public transport.
Saxony-Anhalt’s Minister of Transport, Sven Haller, said when signing the contract:
“We want Hallois and their guests to be able to choose their mode of transport freely. People more often opt for local public transport when the basic conditions are good and the offer is attractive and comfortable. And that is exactly what the new trams guarantee here in Halle. That is why the Land of Saxony-Anhalt has generously funded this important step towards the mobility transition.
HAVAG President Vinzenz Schwarz added:
“Today is a great day for the passengers of Halleschen Verkehrs AG – after many years of tender, decision and award process, we have signed a contract for the production and supply of 56 trams ultramodern and we are happy to be able to offer our passengers even more service, comfort, space and safety from 2025.
“An air-conditioned passenger compartment, which does not overheat during the hot months, quiet travel comfort, larger doors, no steps throughout the vehicle, wider aisles, improved handles, modern information systems and Innovative driver assistance systems, including collision warning, will be what will characterize our new vehicle.
Halle Mayor Egbert Geier said:
“Today’s signing of the contract sends a strong signal in favor of climate-friendly mobility in Halle (Saale) and is an investment for the future. Halle (Saale) and HAVAG are once again pioneers: we think of mobility, sustainability and climate protection as a unit. This investment clearly shows the citizens of Halle what modern and at the same time climate-friendly options are offered by local public transport in our city of Saale.“
Ansgar Brockmeyer, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Stadler, said:
“We are delighted that with TINA the new generation of Stadler trams will be used in Halle (Saale).”
“Our fourth order now, this contract conclusion underlines the success of the innovative TINA vehicle concept. The new vehicles set new standards in terms of comfort and user-friendliness. And the same applies to safety. collision warning will further increase the safety of tram services.